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Colombo Stock Exchange
කොළඹ කොටස් වෙළෙඳ පොළ கொழும்பு பங்கு பரிவர்த்தனை
Colombo, Sri Lanka
LKR 2.3 Trillion as at 26th June 2013
All Share Price Index (ASPI) S&P Sri Lanka 20 Index (S&P SL20)
The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) is the main stock exchange in Sri Lanka. It is one of the most modern exchanges in South Asia, providing a fully automated trading platform. The vision of the CSE is to contribute to the wealth of the nation by creating value through securities.The headquarters of the CSE have been located at the World Trade Center Towers  in Colombo since 1995 and it also has branches across the country in Kandy, Matara, Kurunegala, Jaffna, Negombo and Anuradhapura . As of 26th June 2013, the Colombo Stock Exchange had 287 listed companies with a combined market capitalization over 18.3 billion US dollars.
2 Current status
2.2 Trading session
3 Foreign investors
4 Post ceasefire agreement boom
5 Post war boom
6 See also
8 External links
HistoryShare shirad trading in Sri Lanka dates back to 1896 when the Colombo Brokers Association commenced the share trading in limited liability companies which were involved in opening plantations in Sri Lanka.The establishment of a formal stock exchange took place in 1985 with the incorporation of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), which took over the Stock Market from the Colombo Share Brokers Association. It currently has a membership of 15 institutions, all of which are licensed to operate as stockbrokers.Current statusFinancialAs of 26th June 2013, 287 companies are listed on the CSE, representing twenty business sectors with a market capitalization of 2.3 trillion rupees (over US$18.5 billion), which corresponds to approximately 1/3 of the Gross Domestic Product of the country.There are currently two indices in the CSE:The All Share Price Index (ASPI)The S&P Sri Lanka 20 (S&P SL20)(Milanka Price Index - MPI was abolished after 31/12/2012)Trading sessionThe exchange has pre-open sessions from 09:00am to 09:30am and normal trading sessions from 09:30am to 02:30pm on all days of the week except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays declared by the Exchange in advance.TechnologyThe CSE operates 3 main systems:The Central Depository System (CDS)Automated Trading System (ATS)(After implementing ATS version-7, The Debt Securities Trading System (DEX) was abolished since ATS-7 provides a platfrom for both Debt & Equity)The automation of the Exchange...